Future directions of luminescence dating of quartz
The trapped charge accumulates over time at a rate determined by the amount of background radiation at the location where the sample was buried.
Stimulating these mineral grains using either light (blue or green for OSL; infrared for IRSL) or heat (for TL) causes a luminescence signal to be emitted as the stored unstable electron energy is released, the intensity of which varies depending on the amount of radiation absorbed during burial and specific properties of the mineral.
Natural thermoluminescence (TL) signals from feldspar crystals extracted from thermally stable drill cores (T=−4.1−60.2∘C) exhibit a strong dependence on geologic and laboratory thermal conditions....
Deltas where luminescence dating is most essential due to organic-poor geologic records are also those where it is often most challenging due to unsuitable luminescence properties of quartz grains,...
[ Datation par luminescence stimulée optiquement : quelle signification en cas de blanchiment incomplet des sédiments fluviatiles ? In: Quaternaire, 15, (1-2), 2004, p 143-157 OPTICALLY STIMULATED LUMINESCENCE DATING: HOW SIGNIFICANT IS INCOMPLETE LIGHT EXPOSURE IN FLUVIAL ENVIRONMENTS?
It includes techniques such as optically stimulated luminescence (OSL), infrared stimulated luminescence (IRSL), and thermoluminescence dating (TL).
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These slowly decay over time and the ionizing radiation they produce is absorbed by mineral grains in the sediments such as quartz and potassium feldspar.
The radiation causes charge to remain within the grains in structurally unstable "electron traps".The residual doses of glaciofluvial and lateral moraine crest samples were below a few Gy and age overestimations were below a few hundred years.